2012 Luke Jefferson Pinot Noir - Vinous 93 Points
I am pleased to offer the 2012 Luke Jefferson Pinot Noir "The Head and the Heart" Only 40 cases of this wine were made, and it has never been released to the public before now. This is a passion project of Cristom winemaker Steve Doerner, who has been making pinot noir for 37 years, making him one of the most experienced pinot noir winemakers in the country. The wine is in fabulous condition, and it would be hard to find a 2012 Oregon pinot noir that is harder to find, and more rarified than this.
From Vinous: "Vivid red. Highly perfumed, complex scents of ripe red berries, incense and potpourri, with allspice and cinnamon notes building in the glass. Juicy and sharply focused, offering vibrant raspberry and floral pastille flavors that deepen on the back half. Suave, seamless and pure, finishing with outstanding clarity and length and silky tannins. -- Josh Raynolds"